Tag: AWW2012

The Blood Countess by Tara Moss

The Blood Countess by Tara Moss

December 20, 2012 Reviews 6 ★★★★★

The Blood Countess is a clever, intense and delightful read that blends the glamourous world of fashion with the shadowy paranormal would that lies within to ours. I can't get over how much I loved this, and can't wait to continue Pandora's adventures in the next books. The story sucks you right in with Pandora's unique and vivacious narration, and very soon you're immersed in her life. She's a great character: spunky, nervous but brave, courageous and intelligent, all the things I love in my protagonists. I love that Moss didn't feel the need to imbue Pandora with a closed...

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Shine Light by Marianne de Pierres

Shine Light by Marianne de Pierres

December 10, 2012 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

Shine Light is very short – I knocked it over in a couple of hours – but packs a mighty punch that I’m reeling from! It’s a poignant and fitting conclusion to The Night Creatures series and admirably brings the adventure to a close. The characters continue their growth and…

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And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst

And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst

December 5, 2012 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Madeline Cost wakes up buried under concrete after the collapse of a train station (St. James for those who know). Mysterious spires have risen up out of the earth in 150 of the world’s largest cities, spewing out a purplish-white dust that changes those who come into contact with it….

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Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres

Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres

November 22, 2012 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

Not many sequels surpass the original work, but Angel Arias achieves this gargantuan feat with relative ease: it’s just as eerie and beautiful as Burn Bright, but quickly becomes a darker and edgier tale – one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Naif’s growth is the most striking aspect of this book…

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Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres

Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres

November 14, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Burn Bright offers a world of pleasure and partying where darkness reigns and mysterious creatures stalk in the night. In this unique setting we follow Retra, who has journeyed to Ixion to find her brother, on her incredible journey of discovery as she lets go of everything she knows and…

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Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

September 28, 2012 Reviews 0

Date published: 26th September 2012 Publisher: Penguin AU Format: Paperback, 517 pages Series: Lumatere Chronicles, Book 3 ISBN 13: 9780670076246 ISBN 10: 0670076244 Categories: YA Fantasy Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia (AU) / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Challenge: Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge 2012 There’s a babe in my belly that whispers in…

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A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

September 24, 2012 Reviews 3 ★★★★

An unexpectedly sweet and riveting read, A Corner of White follows two teenagers in vastly different worlds, who find solace and comfort in one another amidst their problems. The book is a rich, comforting blend of superbly written contemporary fiction and well realised fantasy – resulting in a unique read…

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AWW 2012 Round Up

AWW 2012 Round Up

September 3, 2012 Bookish 2

Hi! I have completed the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2012 – I have read ten Australian female authors this year, and a total of eighteen novels, in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre. I got to read a few new authors, re-introduce myself to a few old favourites, and…

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The Undivided by Jennifer Fallon

The Undivided by Jennifer Fallon

August 31, 2012 Reviews 0

Date published: 1st March 2011 Publisher: HarperVoyager Format: Paperback, 506 pages Series: Rift Runners, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9780732290870 Categories: Fantasy Goodreads / Booktopia (AU) / Bookworld Challenge: 2012 Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge Source: bought The Undivided are divided. The psychic twins, Ronan and Darragh, have been separated by the traitor Druid, Amergin, who has kidnapped…

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The Shadow’s Heir by K. J. Taylor

The Shadow’s Heir by K. J. Taylor

July 23, 2012 Reviews 3 ★★★★

A copy of this book was provided for review by the publisher. This review contains mild spoilers for The Fallen Moon trilogy: The Dark Griffin, The Griffin’s Flight and The Griffin’s War. Laela Redguard is a half-breed Northerner raised in the South. Left homeless after the death of her foster…

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The Griffin’s War by K. J. Taylor

The Griffin’s War by K. J. Taylor

July 19, 2012 Reviews 1 ★★★★

This review contains mild spoilers for The Dark Griffin and The Griffin’s Flight. A man falls. A monster rises … The dark griffin Skandar flies in search of his chosen human, while the wild woman Skade goes with him to find her lost love. And a young griffiner believes he can…

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